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Arts Policy

The purpose of the Arts Policy is to promote social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 through the facilitation, support, promotion, regulation, and in some cases, the direct provision of public arts within the Napier community. The policy is a consolidated document which reviews the arts and art deco heritage activities that Council is currently involved in, provides a decision making framework for Council, and seeks to provide a consistent and integrated approach to the delivery of Council services in areas of arts and art deco heritage.

CCTV Policy

Napier City Council endeavours to provide a safe and secure environment to protect its staff, customers and the interests of our ratepayers. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras are installed and operated at a number of locations.

Code of Conduct for Elected Members Policy

The Code of Conduct (the Code) sets out the standards of behaviour expected from elected members in the exercise of their duties. Its purpose is to: • enhance the effectiveness of the local authority and the provision of good local government of the community, city, district or region; • promote effective decision-making and community engagement; • enhance the credibility and accountability of the local authority to its communities; and • develop a culture of mutual trust, respect and tolerance between the members of the local authority and between the members and management. This purpose is given effect through the values, roles and responsibilities and specific behaviours agreed in this Code.

Complaints Policy

This policy covers any complaints regarding the Napier City Council’s policies, management, by-laws, services, regulations or relevant legislation.

Dangerous Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy WEB updated 05Jun18

This policy is to meet the requirements of sections 131, 132 and 132A of the Building Act 2004 (the Act) for territorial authorities to adopt a policy on dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings. This is a review of existing policy under Schedule 1AA of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016.

Development and Financial Contributions Policy

This policy sets out the development and financial contributions payable, specifies how and when they are to be calculated and paid, and summarises the methodology and rationale used in calculating the level of contributions.

Disposal of Surplus Assets Policy
Dog Control Policy

This policy provides clear guidance to the public and Council staff involved in the administration of the Dog Control Act 1996. It sets out a variety of mechanisms that will be used in the day to day activity of dog control in Napier City.

Easter Sunday Trading Policy

This policy applies to the whole of the Napier District. This policy does not apply to the sale and supply of alcohol which is regulated under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Fire Hydrant Use Policy

Under the above legislation, Napier City Council has a duty to protect and manage risks to the potable water it supplies to residents and customers. The use of fire hydrants connected to the water supply system can pose a risk to the quality and quantity of water supplied to residents and customers. This policy outlines the measures taken to manage: • the risk of contamination (quality) to Napier City’s potable water supply from those using fire hydrants. • the quantity of water taken from fire hydrant in order to reduce or eliminate pressure variations in the wider water system • risk and damage to the water supply system.

Footpath Management Policy

The primary purpose of footpaths is pedestrian movement which is referred to in this document as "pedestrian-priority". Footpaths can be used for a variety of other activities such as outdoor cafe seating, signs, retail displays and street performances. These activities contribute to the character and vibrancy of our public spaces, but they can also be in conflict with the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians. The Footpath Management Policy provides rules for activities which may be licensed on all Napier's footpaths and it reinforces the pedestrian-priority principle.

Gambling Venues Policy

The purpose of this policy is to: • Address the cumulative effects that additional opportunities for gambling in the district could present our community • To curb the growth of gambling in the district • To minimise the harm to the community caused by gambling • Control the LOCATION of class 4 gambling and TAB board venues.

Graffiti Removal Policy

Graffiti has been a topic of discussions in the city for a number of years. Methods of response and removing graffiti have evolved over time. It is considered that a policy and methods should now be confirmed.

Inner Harbour Charges Policy WEB

Inner harbour fees and charges.

Investment Policy

The Investment Policy is adopted under Section 102(1) of the Local Government Act 2002 and must state the local authority’s policies in respect of investments.

Liability Management Policy

This policy is provided in accordance with Section 102 (1) of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA).

Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act Policy WEB

The Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (the Act) establishes the law to apply in responding to requests for information.

Location of Approved Psychoactive Products Sales Points Policy

Objectives of the Policy: To minimise the potential for adverse effects from the sale of approved psychoactive products in residential, tourism and industrial areas. To minimise the potential for harm to sensitive communities (such as places of worship, family focussed and child focussed areas) from the sale of psychoactive products.

LTP 2018-28 Council Funding and Financial Policies
Memorials Policy

This policy covers memorials being placed in any public space within Napier City, including buildings, on pavements, parks, street or public places. All such memorials will be required to conform to this policy and any existing memorial cannot be taken as a precedent for future approvals.

NCC and HDC Joint Local Alcohol Policy LAP 2019
Parks and Reserves Donations Policy

Council frequently receives requests from people wishing to donate items for use in its Parks and Reserves. These items can range from park furniture (predominantly seats) to trees, to a parcel of land for Reserve purposes. In many instances these requests can be accommodated however in the absence of any formal Council policy the line can sometimes become blurred as to what is acceptable and what is not. The following policy sets out clarification on these issues to provide guidance to Council officers in assessing receipt of such donations.

Provisional Local Alcohol Policy for Hastings District and Napier City Councils
Rates Postponement Policy

This policy describes the criteria for the postponement of rates regarding farmland, the elderly and special circumstances.

Rates Remission and Postponement for Maori Freehold Land

Policy on Rates Postponement for Maori Freehold Land

Rates Remission Policy

To enable Council to remit all or part of the rates on a rating unit under Section 85 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 where a rates remission policy has been adopted and the conditions and criteria in the policy are met.

Remuneration Policy 2019 WEB

The purpose of this policy is to provide principles to guide the remuneration of NCC employees.

Revenue and Financing Policy

The Revenue and Financing Policy sets out how the Council funds each activity it is involved in.

Sewerage Connection Policy

This policy deals with the General Conditions of Approval for Sewerage Connections - Outside Drainage Areas.

Shade Policy

The purpose of this Shade Policy is to reduce the impacts of sun exposure and support Napier City Council's outcomes to provide infrastructure and services to support good health and wellbeing; and safe and accessible recreational facilities.

Significance and Engagement Policy

Napier City Council has developed this policy to enable Council and our communities to identify the degree of significance attached to particular issues, proposals, assets, decisions and activities. Provide clarity about how and when communities can expect to be engaged in decisions made by Council. Inform Council from the beginning of a decision-making process about the extent, form and type of engagement required.

Smokefree Policy

Hastings District and Napier City Councils Smokefree Policy focuses on where people are requested not to smoke. Whether people choose to become smokefree is outside the scope of this policy.


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